A hero gardener has vowed to protect Britain’s war graves from Taliban desecration.
The names of our soldiers killed in Afghanistan are written on black stone slabs in the British cemetery in Kabul.
Bahadur Ainullah Rahimi, 53, said: “As long as I am alive, I will take care of these graves and these monuments.
If the Taliban come, I will tell them that this is my job and I will do my job as long as I live.
There are also graves for missionaries and aid workers.
Ainullah’s cousin, Abdul Sami, 38, cared for the cemetery until he fled to England with his family on a RAF flight last week.
“Everyone knew I worked for the British,” Abdul told The Sun.
I was afraid that the Taliban would punish me.
Prior to that, Same’s father, Rahimullah, worked for 30 years.
He died in 2010.
Abdul Sami’s brother Sabur, 45, has also volunteered. He said: “We grew up in this cemetery.
“We planted vines and peach trees, berries and almonds and mulberry bushes. Our beards have turned gray here.
“Of course we are afraid of the Taliban, but we are very old.
“We have to wait and see what happens.”